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Is Donald Trump’s war on terror all bluster?

21 Oct Bluster-RGB

The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) is delighted to launch Senior Fellow Peter R. Neumann's new book, Bluster: Donald Trump's War on Terror.

The location of the event will be kept confidential until you register.

About the book:

Donald Trump promised to defeat terrorism, but there is no easy way to make sense of his war on terror. Is it a genuine strategic shift from previous administrations? Or is it all bluster, a way to score points with his base?

Hamstrung by his administration’s weakness, Trump hasn’t actually changed much about counterterrorism. What is different is the ideological agenda—excessively militaristic and short-sighted. Foreign alliances have deteriorated, right-wing extremists feel emboldened, and the US no longer seems like a multi-cultural haven. So what is it all for?

Peter R. Neumann argues that Trump’s war on terror looks strong and powerful in the short term, but will cause damage over time. Trump's self-serving approach has failed on its own terms, made the world less safe, and undermined the US’ greatest asset—the very idea of America.

This event will be followed by a reception.


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